Bajpur

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Bajpur
बाजपुर
city
Bajpur is located in Uttarakhand
Bajpur
Bajpur
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°10′N 79°10′E / 29.17°N 79.16°E / 29.17; 79.16Coordinates: 29°10′N 79°10′E / 29.17°N 79.16°E / 29.17; 79.16
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Udham Singh Nagar
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,782
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bajpur (Hindi: बाजपुर) is a city and a municipality in Udham Singh Nagar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

It was formerly known as Bazpur, and was established early in the 17th century, by Chand king, Lakshmi Chand (1597–1621), and named after a former Chand king, Baz Bahadur [1]

Bajpur is well connected with the industrial city of Rudrapur and the historical city of Kashipur. It is an affluent town, mainly due to large agricultural estates. It was initially, like most of the area which forms present day Udham Singh Nagar District, a part of the Terai, and was gradually transformed into arable land by migrants from Punjab. Most of the early settlers were those rendered homeless by the Partition of India in 1947.

Bajpur has the singular achievement of possessing the first co-operative sugar mill, which was dedicated to the nation by Jawahar Lal Nehru. It was the first effort of establishment of a sugar factory in the co-operative sector, which went into production on 16 February 1959. The much famous hill station "Nainital" is 58 km from this place. Sight seeing through this route is fantastic. 25 km ahead towards Nainital there is a place called Naya Gaon, where there is a natural waterfall named as Corbett Fall. Moving on the same road you can reach to Corbett National Park Which is famous for Tiger and elephants.

Geography[edit]

Bazpur is located at 29°10′N 79°10′E / 29.17°N 79.16°E / 29.17; 79.16.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bazpur had a population of 21,782. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bazpur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

  • Universal Academy (Educomp), Village Beejpuri, PO Kela Khera, Tehsil Bazpur, District Udham singh Nagar, Uttaranchal

Nearby Places of interest[edit]

KALADUNGI,

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronological Order of Rulers of Kumaon
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Bazpur". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.